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Branch Clinical Manager

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Company: US Medical Management Profession/Specialty: RN Location: Houston, Texas 77024 Type of Facility: Multi Specialty Group
Job Description

Branch Clinical Manager

U.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission – “Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services” – Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).

Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on “We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services” “We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients” & “We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society”, allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.

We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do. 


Benefits We Have to Offer: 

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Position Description

The Branch Clinical Manager is a qualified professional and is an employee of the Agency. The Clinical Manager may also be the Administrator. The Clinical Manager participates in all activities related to the professional services provided, including establishing criteria on qualifications and assignment of personnel. The Clinical Manager, or their alternate who is similarly qualified, must be available at all times during operating hours of the Agency.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development of administrative policies and procedures relating to the Agency
  • Directs implementation of approved work methods and procedures that reflect elements essential to rendering high quality care
  • Ensures that the professional standards of community nursing practice are maintained by all nurses providing care
  • Reviews and evaluates existing clinical policies and practices to determine if current methods provide the means for professional staff to carry out their responsibilities and achieve projected goals
  • Participates in the review, analysis, and appraisal of the effectiveness of the total Agency program
  • Interprets and transmits policies of the Governing Body to the professional staff in order to ensure compliance with policies
  • Maintains on-going liaison among Governing Body and the IDG Committee
  • Supervises job classifications and job descriptions of professional personnel
  • Participates in formulating salary structures for professional personnel, in accordance with community/organizational salary ranges
  • Selects and maintains a qualified, well-organized staff to provide care for the needs of the patients
  • Is accountable for all RN's, LPN's, and Hospice Aides
  • Establishes staffing patterns, which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessary to plan, provide, and supervise the care rendered to patients and families
  • Establishes methods for coordination of care by all disciplines
  • Gives leadership in promoting and maintaining standards for giving good quality care by all members of the patient care team
  • Supervises and teaches in order to improve practice within the Agency
  • Assures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
  • Consults with the Medical Director in matters relating to patient care services
  • Periodically reviews policies relevant to patient care with Medical Director and/or Administrator
  • Promotes staff development by:
  • Utilizing capabilities of nursing and paramedical personnel in the development of orientation and staff education programs
  • Recognizing leadership potential and offering opportunities for leadership training and development
  • Encouraging and assisting personnel to continue self-improvement through formal
  • Education, educational meetings, and active participation in professional and related
  • Organizations
  • Participates in and promotes cooperation between educational institutes and community agencies to arrange educational experience for students
  • Provides for continuing evaluation of the program by:
  • Evaluating service policies and functions, and recommending proposals for changes, study, or problems, which affect the Agency
  • Evaluating the performance of the individuals in the program in relation to the established standards and the individual's professional development
  • Evaluating own job performance and utilization of resources in planning for professional growth
  • Evaluating the total service program in relation to Agency goals and community needs
  • Serving as a member of the Utilization Review and Performance Improvement) Committees
  • Serves as a member of the IDG Committee
  • Participates in local organizations and activities relative to the health professions and community health services
  • Participates in State and national organizations, meetings, seminars, workshops, and activities relating to the health professions and health care services
  • Supervises employee health program
  • Performs duties as needed
  • Ensures the client’s plan of care is executed as written
  • Maintain referral records in electronic medical record, tracking date of referral and date of admission
  • Perform clinical audits of patient electronic medical record and notify clinicians of any missing or incomplete data to remain in compliance with regulatory and clinical requirements
  • Ensures a reassessment of a client’s needs is performed by the appropriate healthcare         professional;
  • When there is a significant health status change in the client’s condition;
  • At the physician’s request; or
  • After hospitalization
  • Be available to the agency at all times in person or by telephone  
  • Participate in activities relevant to services furnished, including the development of qualifications and assignment of agency personnel
  • A supervising nurse may also be the administrator of the agency if the supervising nurse meets the qualifications and conditions of an administrator
  • Maintain referral records in electronic medical record, tracking date of referral and date of admission
  • Perform clinical audits of patient electronic medical record and notify clinicians of any missing or incomplete data to remain in compliance with regulatory and clinical requirements 


REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Is currently a registered nurse licensed in the state of practice or in accordance with the Board of Nurse Examiners rules for Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
  • One year of supervisory and/or administrative experience
  • 0-2 years of nursing experience
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Previous experience in handling new referrals from first contact through admission
  • Demonstrates a broad base knowledge of community health nursing and competent clinical skills
  • Be available at all times, either in person or telephonically to assist with after-hours administrative on call responsibilities
  • Advanced Computer skills including, but not limited to, use of Word, Excel, report software, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent organizational skills

Additional Florida Requirements

  • Active CPR Certification

Additional Texas Requirements

  • One year of experience as an RN within the last 36 months

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing


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About Comfort Hospice

Reaching out to those in need is more than a career; it’s a calling.

If you share our philosophy, come share our success and exceptional growth potential.

Making every moment count

We believe that quality of life starts with excellent care provided by our team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. We are also proud to acknowledge that all of our locations are accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) – one of the most stringent accrediting bodies in the nation.

Career opportunities include:

  • Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Chaplains
  • Administrators
  • Medical Directors (MD or DO)
  • Medical Social Workers 
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